Celebrating our Centenarians!

Imagine navigating life against the backdrop of the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, two world wars, the Space Age, the Digital Age and many other historical events. The remarkable centenarians we serve at American Senior Communities possess a wealth of knowledge and are living historical treasures. 

What a privilege it is to share their amazing stories and valuable advice. We invite you to scroll through this photo album honoring some of the wonderful Centenarians that we are honored to serve at ASC.

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Audra Crispen

July 6, 1915

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Born in Mitchell, Indiana, Mrs. Crispen graduated from Mitchell High School in 1934. Her husband, Loren K. Crispen, preceded her in death at the age of 99. The couple has a daughter, Karen, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She worked for Reliance, a dress manufacturer in Kokomo and Ziker’s Cleaners of Kokomo.

Her favorite things to do include being with family, working at church, weeding her yard, decorating her home, cooking, sewing and burning candles. Her advice for living a long life: love God and family, speak your mind, no drinking or taking drugs, have clean fun and be patient.

Maggie Davis

November 17, 1918

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Maggie Davis worked as a seamstress and made quilts. She now enjoys singing church hymns, “I’ll Fly Away" is her favorite song to sing. She has a sweet tooth and loves to indulge in chocolate. Her tips for living a long, healthy life are to eat three times a day, eat fruit in between meals and always brush your teeth before you go to bed.

Ruth Ward

November 20, 1913

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Ruth Ward played the pipe and electronic organ for 75 years at numerous church and professional venues. Music was her passion.

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